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Roy Exum: How We Stop The Bullets
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft
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... "No, our new focus isn’t on neighborhoods like Alton Park or East Chattanooga but instead on 'hot' places and 'hot' people. In an article ... Kennedy writes ... Blocks, corners, and buildings representing just five or six percent of an entire city will drive half of its serious crime.'"

"The same is true about people. 'We now know that homicide and gun violence are overwhelmingly concentrated among serious offenders operating in groups: gangs, drug crews, and the like representing under half of one percent of a city's population who commit half to three-quarters of all murders.'"

"Read it once more: ' … under half of one percent … commit half to three-quarters of all murders.'" ...
 

Why Gun Control Should Be Shot Down
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft
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"Why does everyone relate guns to words like dangerous, negative, and threatening? People do not give guns a chance from the start. Most people are taught as children that guns are not acceptable. However, most gun owners in the United States do not have bad intentions. The majority of gun owners use them for target shooting, hunting, or for protection. I believe everyone should be able to choose whether or not they own a gun. Its is a right that our founding fathers stated in the Second Amendment. No one should be able to take that away from us." ...
 

Praise, criticism for ‘excessive’ gun control initiative
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft
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"Emotional testimony today in Olympia from former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and others supporting adoption of Initiative 594 was countered by a stream of gun rights advocates who dissected the 18-page gun control measure during a hearing of state House Judiciary Committee."

"On Wednesday, the measure will be discussed in a Senate hearing."

"Giffords’ husband ... tossed out an impressive figure, that in the years from 2001 to 2010 there were 5,692 gun-related deaths in Washington. Broken down, that is just over 569 fatalities annually, and how many of them were suicides and accidents rather than criminal homicides might be narrowed down by Kelly’s observation that in 2010, there were 93 people murdered with guns in this state." ...
 

The only question that matters may not be asked in Olympia
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft
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"When former Congresswoman Gabrielle 'Gabby' Giffords appears today in Olympia to testify in favor of Initiative 594, the 18-page gun control measure being sold as a 'universal background check' requirement, only one question should be respectfully asked: How would adoption of this measure have prevented the kind of thing that happened in Tucson in January 2011?"

"That's the incident in which Giffords was shot in the head ..."

"The question is a fair one. There is no disrespect in it. If Ms. Giffords comes to Washington State to testify on behalf of a gun control proposal, because of her personal tragedy and triumph, she ought to explain how this measure would have prevented what happened." ...
 

How Did ‘Millions’ of High Capacity Magazines Disappear in Connecticut?
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft
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"As the State of Connecticut went through the process of gearing up to push more gun bans and bans on high capacity ammunition magazines, it was estimated that The Constitution State had at least '2.4 million' of the offending magazines within its borders. But now, after the new forced registration law set in, only about 38,000 high capacity magazines were registered. So, where did they all go?"

"It seems that Connecticut’s set up for future gun confiscation is failing despite that officials are trying to claim that it is a great success." ...
 

Cutting Through the G2 RIP Hype
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft
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"Unless you’ve been in a sensory-deprivation tank for the last 72 hours, you’ve probably heard of G2 Research’s new G2 RIP 9mm bullet. Thanks to a dramatic video and some compelling performance claims, word of G2 Research’s new “wonder bullet” has spread through the blogosphere like gonorrhea at an 18th-century naval port. We at TTAG have been inundated with requests about it. On my ShootingTheBull410 YouTube channel and blog, I’ve been flooded with requests. People are obviously impressed by what the video is showing them, and they want to know — is it for real? Is this really and truly the last bullet you’ll ever need? . . ." ...
 

Let’s call it what it is.
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft
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"This isn’t 'The New Ammo That Has Gun Owners Drooling', unless said gun owners are mouth-breathers who already had problems with drooling before this ammo came out."

"Rather, it’s 'The New Ammo That Is Trolling Gun Owners'."

"Kinda hard to confirm all that hype when they don’t do a REAL gel test with four layers of denim in front of the gel. ..." ...
 

New ‘R.I.P.’ bullet hailed as ‘one-shot man-stopper’
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"A newly developed bullet from G2 Research is being billed as the last round a gun owner will ever need: a smashing hunk of copper with full metal jacket power to shred through solid objects and stop attackers in their tracks."

"G2R, the Windsor, Ga., company that created the Radically Invasive Projectile, or R.I.P., says the bullet is like a full metal jacket when it strikes and is designed 'to take out all your vital organs.'" ...
 

‘The Last Round You’ll Ever Need’: The Awesome New Bullet Billed As A ‘One-Shot Manstopper’
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"Gun owners who prefer a hollow point design to a full metal jacket might have found a new favorite."

"G2 Research (G2R) released it’s new Radically Invasive Projectile (R.I.P.) this month, hoping to 'take the civilian and law enforcement markets by storm, and truly become the last round you’ll ever need.'"

"G2R, based in Winder, Ga., highlights that the bullet points are manufactured with trocar angles — or simply put, edges with three angles reaching one point — to 'penetrate the dermis layer more efficiently.'" ...
 

Gabby Giffords makes high-profile gun control appeal in Washington: ‘Fight!’
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft
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"Gabrielle Giffords, the former Arizona congresswoman who’s made a second career out of turning her high-profile gun injury into a campaign for more Second Amendment crackdowns, spoke briefly but bluntly to Washington lawmakers who were mulling dueling gun bills: 'Fight! Fight! Fight!'"

"She was speaking for the side of Initiative 594, a measure that would require background checks for all sales or transfers of firearms in the state, whether the transactions are conducted by licensed gun dealers or private civilians, The Los Angeles Times reported."

"On the other side of the equation is Initiative 591, a measure that prohibits background checks on private parties who engage in firearms sales or transfers. ..." ...
 

Rumored Bloomberg shift from guns to immigration likely only a shift in tactics
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"According to the Washington Times, former New York City Mayor (and, at this point, the very last NYC mayor to be a member of Mayors Against Illegal Guns) is rumored to be planning a shift in priorities:"
"Mr. Bloomberg, co-founder of Mayors Against Illegal Guns, has indicated he’s shifting focus and funds from gun control to amnesty [for illegal aliens] for 2014 — and he has words of advice for the Republican Party."
"This is not the first assertion that forcible citizen disarmament is losing its long established top spot on Bloomberg's list of favorite pet tyrannies. ..." ...
 

The NRA’s Call for Jihad
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft
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"It’s not very difficult to connect the NRA’s screeds against gun control in the United States with incidents of genocide in the world (Rwanda, Congo, Serbia ...) or even as a call for jihad against those who would attempt to impose any controls on gun ownership. For many Americans (not for all gun owners but for too many), gun ownership has become just as serious an addiction and as out of control as alcoholism or the abuse of other substances. Addictive personality factors—potential harm to one’s self and others, ... the need for increasing the actual number of lethal objects in one’s possession—all demonstrate co-dependency and an obsessive need for more guns, bigger guns, guns that have no justification outside of military contexts." ...
 

Short-Barreled Precision Rifle Performance Demystified…Again
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft
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"I’ll preface this by stating that I am not in any way biased in respect to the use and application of traditional length rifle barrels or associated weapons, but my area of study has been mostly in making weapons more compact and useable for real-world scenarios. If anything, I suggest that readers try out my observations for themselves and draw their own conclusions. Since my last article, I’ve received a very large number of questions and stacks of hate mail regarding rifle barrel length from many individuals as well as members of our industry and community . . ." ...
 

The what and why of Negroes and the Gun: The Black Tradition of Arms
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"Much of my scholarship over the last two decades has focused on gun issues. Some find this an odd specialty for someone like me. Negroes and the Gun is a sort of answer to people who wonder and often have asked, how is it that a black law professor at a New York City law school comes to write sympathetically about the Second Amendment and gun rights. But Negroes and the Gun also demands its own preliminary explanation."

"No one really uses the word Negro anymore. I haven’t said it out loud in decades. So the title of this book is odd in that sense. But in other more important ways the title is entirely apt. ..." ...
 

VA: Armed Store Clerk Opens Fire on Armed Robber Who Bit Another Clerk (video story)
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"A suspected armed robber who was carrying a pellet gun had to resort to other tactics when things got physical during the attempted robbery of a Richmond, VA 7-11 convenience store."

"According to WTVR, a man armed with a pellet gun entered the store and demanded money."

"A physical altercation ensued with one of the clerks and the suspect bit the clerk."

"During this altercation, another clerk drew a firearm and shot the suspect once."

"The suspect then fled the store empty handed. He was apprehended by police nearby shortly thereafter." ...
 

WA: Deputies: Thurston Co. homeowner shoots intruder
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"Deputies say a man shot and wounded an intruder Tuesday night inside his Thurston County home."

"The man and his wife returned to their home, located in a rural area north of Olympia, at about 9:15 p.m. and heard a noise coming from the second floor, according to Greg Elwin of the Thurston County sheriff's office."

"Elwin said the 63-year-old man armed himself with a gun and went upstairs to investigate. When he walked upstairs, the man saw a stranger carrying an armful of the homeowner's property."

"Elwin said the burglar and the homeowner began to scuffle, and the homeowner ended up shooting the burglar in the leg." ...
 

TX: Sheriff: One dead, another injured when homeowner shoots intruders
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"One person is dead and another is being treated at a local hospital after they were shot during a home invasion."

"Hidalgo County Sheriff Lupe Trevino said it was the two home invaders who were shot."

"The home invasion and shooting happened near Jackson and Whalen Road outside of McAllen." ...
 

FL: Jacksonville, Fla. Homeowner Michael Jay Acord Shoots And Kills Would-Be Burglar
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"A home intruder in Jacksonville, Florida was shot and killed by the homeowner, who earned a misdemeanor charge for illegal possession of a firearm."

"The suspect, a black man in his early 20s, broke into the home through a side window around 10 a.m. Saturday, according to Jacksonville’s Channel 4 News."

"'During that break-in the homeowner approached the suspect and fired a shot,' reported Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office Sgt. Jay Farhat. 'The suspect was struck and transported to UF hospital where he died.'" ...
 

PA: Homeowner shoots intruder, then uses Facebook to summon help
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... "It was less than a mile from the first house. At that point, deputies say 37-year-old Theron Dunn, who lives on the property, heard a rumbling and grabbed a gun."

"'What he found inside was Johnathan Braden with a weapon,' Yates said."

"Surprisingly, Dunn convinced the guy to put his gun down, but that wasn't the end: eventually, they'd get into a physical altercation."

"'While he was trying to choke him, the victim realized he had a weapon. He was able to grab that weapon and shoot the suspect,' Yates described."

"You would think this is where Dunn calls 911, but deputies say he didn't have a cell phone or a landline so instead he turned to social media." ...
 

MI: Grand Rapids Mayor George Heartwell to gun-control advocates: 'Arm yourselves with righteousness'
Submitted by: Corey Salo

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"Prompted by more school shootings and a local open-carrier’s desensitization trainings, Mayor George Heartwell criticized Congress for being too lax on guns and called on like-minded people to 'arm yourselves with the righteousness of our position.'"

"Heartwell said he’s scared to sit in City Commission meetings with an armed civilian in the room. ..." ...

"I sit in our City Commission meeting ... anxious and frightened because a civilian with a gun is in this chamber. I know that he can kill me, and probably others at this table or in these chambers, before the police officer in the rear of the room can react. Carrying a gun always, always represents the threat to use that gun to kill or maim another. That, after all, is why these people carry their guns." ...
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Submitters note: I guess he doesn't worry that the cop has a gun. If the police can't protect us in a city commission, how can they protect us on the street?
 

MI: Gun advocate responds to Mayor Heartwell, says message spreads 'confusion, fear and bigotry'
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... "Heartwell had stated that Lambert’s armed presence at commission meetings makes him 'anxious and frightened,' and he characterized this open-carry training conducted by Lambert as 'bullying tactics.'"

"Lambert, assistant legislative director for Michigan Open Carry, Inc., said he spoke Tuesday because 'there needs to be a direct confrontation of ideas and supporting facts' on guns, and he called Heartwell’s statement 'one of intolerance and close-mindedness.' Here is Lambert’s complete statement:" ...
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Submitters note: Underlying theme "gun grabbers don't trust individuals with guns" Where have I heard this before?
 

New Gun-Rights Bill Angers Namesake Piers Morgan
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft
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"An Oklahoma state legislator has proposed a pro-gun law to 'reaffirm Oklahomans' Second Amendment rights,' and humorously named it after a man who loathes being associated with such a measure."

"The 'Piers Morgan Constitutional Right to Keep and Bear Arms Without Infringement Act,' proposed by State Senator Nathan Dahm, would allow citizens over the age of 18 to openly carry loaded or unloaded guns without the need for a license. The bill would include military or law enforcement functions, practice or performance for entertainment purposes, and lawful self-defense situations." ...
 

Wrong to compare operations 'Fast and Furious' with 'Wide Receiver'
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft
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"Please allow me to respond to Dino Wenino's letter of Jan.21: 'Fast and Furious started during Bush years.'" ...

"I do believe however that you may have been misled and possibly caught up in the 'it's all Bush's fault' hysteria."

"Here are easily verifiable facts juxtaposing President George Bush's Operation Wide Receiver with President Barack Obama's Operation Fast and Furious."

"Operation Wide Receiver began in 2006 and ended in 2007."

"Wide Receiver involved less than three hundred firearms, which were tracked using radio frequency identification, ground, and aerial surveillance, to find who was illegally shipping arms to Mexican drug cartels."

"Only twelve of these guns were never recovered." ...
 

Senator Rand Paul to Offer Amendment Allowing Guns in Post Offices
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft
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"Have you ever wondered why you can't pull your pickup truck into the parking lot of the Gillette, Wyoming, post office, go in, and mail a letter -- without giving up your Second Amendment rights?"

"The answer is that a bunch of gun-hating legislators -- who are terrified of the very thought of guns -- slammed through a law prohibiting guns in any federal facility. It is now contained at 18 U.S.C. 930."

"The original law contained a provision, at subsection (d)(3), which would allow you to carry your gun for 'other lawful purposes' -- including, presumably, self-defense."

"But, not surprisingly, the ATF and the other anti-gun denizens of the federal government have read this exception out of the law -- by executive fiat." ...
 

Obama’s 2013 State of the Union proposals: What flopped and what succeeded
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft
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... "Obama: 'Overwhelming majorities of Americans — Americans who believe in the Second Amendment — have come together around common-sense reform, like background checks that will make it harder for criminals to get their hands on a gun. Senators of both parties are working together on tough new laws to prevent anyone from buying guns for resale to criminals. Police chiefs are asking our help to get weapons of war and massive ammunition magazines off our streets, because these police chiefs, they’re tired of seeing their guys and gals being outgunned. Each of these proposals deserves a vote in Congress. Now, if you want to vote no, that’s your choice. But these proposals deserve a vote.'" ...
 

Obama vows to 'keep trying' to end gun violence
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"President Obama in his State of the Union address vowed to 'keep trying, with or without Congress' to enact new gun control restrictions."

"'Citizenship means standing up for the lives that gun violence steals from us each day,' said the president in his address to lawmakers and the nation."

"'I have seen the courage of parents, students, pastors, and police officers all over this country who say 'we are not afraid,' and I intend to keep trying, with or without Congress, to help stop more tragedies from visiting innocent Americans in our movie theaters, shopping malls, or schools like Sandy Hook,' Obama added." ...
 

FL: Proposed Florida bill would say no to implementing federal gun laws
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"A Florida lawmaker submitted a bill Monday that would prohibit state, county and local law enforcement officers from assisting or cooperating with U.S. agents enforcing federal gun laws."

"Although the bill, HB 733, proposed by Rep. Dane Eagle, a Republican representing Cape Coral, is called the 'Second Amendment Protection Act,' it’s ultimately an exercise of Florida’s 10th Amendment rights, according to a press release from the Florida Tenth Amendment Center."

"Any state or local officer providing material support to federal agents investigating or enforcing federal gun laws would be subject to disciplinary action, up to and including dismissal." ...
 

CO: Castle Rock to allow open-carry of guns in public buildings, parks
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"It is now legal to open carry a firearm in public buildings and parks around Castle Rock."

"The Castle Rock Town Council heard several hours of public comment for the second week in a row concerning the repeal of the firearm open-carry ban before its vote."

"Shortly before 11 p.m., council voted 4-3 to repeal the ban."

"The three opposed were councilmen Clark Hammelman, Chip Wilson and Mark Heath."

"'My point-of-view is to restore the constitutional rights to the people of Castle Rock,' said Mayor Paul Donahue." ...
 

MO: Missouri Bill to Nullify All Federal Gun Control Passes Senate Committee, 5-1
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"A Missouri bill that would nullify every federal gun control measure on the books, 'whether past, present or future,' passed out of a Senate committee Tuesday."

"SB613 states, in part:"

"All federal acts, laws, executive orders, administrative orders, court orders, rules, and regulations, whether past, present, or future, which infringe on the people’s right to keep and bear arms as guaranteed by the Second Amendment to the United States I, Section 23 of the Missouri Constitution shall be invalid in this state, shall not be recognized by this state, shall be specifically rejected by this state, and shall be considered null and void and of no effect in this state." ...
 

IA: Giveaway of assault rifle riles some Iowa lawmakers
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"An Iowa gun shop owner and a local gun rights organization are giving away a semiautomatic assault rifle as a protest to three bills introduced in the Iowa Legislature that would tighten the state’s weapons laws."

"The AR-15 semiautomatic assault rifle is similar to weapons used in the 2012 Sandy Hook school massacre in Connecticut and the 2002 Washington, D.C., sniper shootings."

"An email from the group Iowa Gun Owners — which promotes itself as Iowa’s only 'no compromise gun rights organization' — sent to supporters says that giving away the semiautomatic assault rifle is intended 'to help us grow the grassroots army needed to fight back against the gun grabbers.'" ...
 

VA: Important Sunday Hunting Bill Clears Hurdle in Virginia
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"In a victory for the Second Amendment and the hunting industry, the Virginia House passed a bill Tuesday lifting the ban on Sunday hunting on private lands (with owner permission). The vote was 71-27 and the bill is headed to the Senate for consideration on Thursday."

"Currently, the economic impact of deer hunting in Virginia is $250 million, which will only increase if the ban is officially lifted. Hunters in Virginia donate more food to homeless shelters each year than any other state. Overall, hunters are responsible for major conservation efforts throughout the United States." ...
 

WA: Giffords urges lawmakers to expand gun background checks
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"Former Arizona congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords testified before the Washington State House Judiciary Committee on Tuesday afternoon, symbolically casting her story of surviving a gunshot wound to the head as an argument for lawmakers to adopt expand background-check requirements to cover all gun sales."

"Giffords and her husband, retired astronaut Mark Kelly, testified in support of Initiative 594, which would expand the checks now required only for sales from licensed firearm dealers."

"Kelly said the initiative would save lives by helping prevent criminals and dangerously mentally ill residents from obtaining firearms. He added it would not infringe on the Second Amendment." ...
 

Ruger Supports Second Amendment Foundation’s Challenge to California’s ‘Unsafe Handgun Act’
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"In response to unrealistic legal requirements in the State of California, Ruger CEO Mike Fifer provided a declaration in support of a lawsuit filled by the Second Amendment Foundation."

"The lawsuit seeks to overturn the ill-conceived laws depriving California residents of their constitutional rights." ...
 

LA: La. Supreme Court upholds two statutes in gun law challenge
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"The Louisiana Supreme Court rejected a challenge Tuesday to two state firearm statutes, deciding voters expected 'sensible' gun regulations when they approved a constitutional amendment in 2012 that made the right to bear arms fundamental."

"The high court reversed the findings of an East Baton Rouge Parish Juvenile Court judge in an opinion experts said would send a clear signal to lower courts weighing similar challenges to the state’s gun laws." ...

"The new requirement that gun laws be subjected to 'strict scrutiny,' the highest level of judicial review, 'was not meant to invalidate every restriction on firearms, whether in existence at the time the amendment was ratified or yet be enacted,' the court added." ...
 

OH: Former Troy DARE officer sentenced
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"A former Troy police officer convicted of stealing more than $13,000 intended for the DARE program was sentenced Monday to five years of community control and 60 days in the Miami County Jail."

"Kirt E. Wright, 41, of Troy pleaded guilty in December to felony theft in office."

"Judge James F. Stevenson of Shelby County sentenced Wright to a $500 fine and costs of the court action. Stevenson was appointed a visiting judge in the case." ...
 

NC: New grand jury indicts Charlotte police officer who shot unarmed man
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"Less than a week after one grand jury declined to charge him, a different one has indicted a Charlotte, N.C., police officer for voluntary manslaughter in the shooting death of an unarmed man who was looking for help after a car crash."

"Prosecutors resubmitted the case against Officer Randall Kerrick after learning not all 18 members of the original grand jury were present for last Tuesday's vote."

"Kerrick, 28, a three-year veteran of the Charlotte police force, shot Jonathan Ferrell, 24, 10 times in a confrontation in September. Ferrell had crashed his car and staggered for help to a nearby home, where the resident called 911 to report a possible break-in." ...
 

CA: Federal Police Officer Accused Of Sending Nude Selfie To Woman Who Needed Help (video story)
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"A federal police officer is under investigation for allegedly sending a nude selfie to a woman who had come to him for help."

"Investigative reporter David Goldstein has the story ..."

"Goldstein spoke to the woman (we obscured the West LA resident’s face) who was still upset by the selfie."

"'It’s scary,' she said, 'I mean, this is a police officer.'"

"Goldstein confronted the officer outside a store."

"'Officer, did you send this … a naked picture of yourself?'"

"The picture is almost a full-length nude. He allegedly sent it to the woman’s cell phone."

"'It’s shocking,' she said, 'No one has ever sent me a nude selfie before. Let alone a police officer who I was going to him for help.'" ...
 

TX: Dallas Police Officer Arrested, Accused of Sex Assault While On-Duty (video available)
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"A Dallas police officer who once played football for Southern Methodist University has been arrested, accused of sexually assaulting a woman in a police car while in uniform and on duty."

"According to the Dallas Police Department, 28-year-old Police Officer La'Cori Johnson was on duty when he stopped a woman and another person on the 9300 block of Larga Drive on Sept. 9, 2013. " ...
 

OH: Man sues two Norwood officers for $100 million after he was wrongfully jailed (video available)
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"A Cincinnati man sued two Norwoord police officers for $100 million after he was wrongfully jailed for nearly two months on felony cocaine charges even though video footage would have shown they had the wrong man."

"Maurice Snow, 29, filed the federal civil rights lawsuit ... on Monday, accusing them of turning his life upside-down and recklessly violating his constitutional rights by detaining him without probable cause." ...

"Snow was jailed for 52 days on a $25,000 bond before his then-attorney, Erik Laursen, saw the footage and got a Norwood officer to accompany him to the jail to look at Snow."

"'(The officer) looked at me and said, 'No, that's not him,' Laursen said. ..."
 

TX: OMG! It’s A Man! With a Rifle On His Back! OMG! (video available)
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"Michael Keoughan was exercising his right to bear arms in Texas last Wednesday. He’s part of a Texas group of Second Amendment supporters who demonstrate that the RKBA means something. They do that by legally carrying rifles slung across their back. When asked, they happily explain that they’re educating Texans about their rights under the state and federal constitutions . . ." ...
 

NJ: New Jersey Second Amendment Women Concealed Carry Holster Show
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"The New Jersey based Second Amendment Women Shooting Club is presenting their first event, a Concealed Carry/Holster show, on February 16th 2014 at 4pm. The event will take place at Gun For Hire’s Belleville location, 75 Rutgers Street."

"Over 100 holsters for men and women will be on display including favorites such as the Flashbang, the Ava and Femme Fatale’s thigh and corset holsters. Master firearms instructor, Anthony Colandro will be presenting tips and information on choosing holsters, how to draw from holsters and common practices and mistakes of CCW holders." ...
 

IL: The land of gun violence
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"This month, more people were killed and injured at a theater in Florida and a school in New Mexico. Almost every week someone is killed by weapons legally carried into malls, theaters and other places."

"The Second Amendment right to bear arms is apparently more important to fanatics than the safety of innocent Americans. Assault rifles and semi-automatic pistols with high-capacity magazines are everywhere." ...
 

ND: Does not fall for assurances that second amendment rights will be respected
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"Many Americans have expressed concern over the Obama administration’s active involvement in favor of the United National’s Arms Trade Treaty. As of now Secretary of State Kerry has signed on for the United States in his capacity, but thankfully any treaty that binds the United States has to have two-thirds approval of the U.S. Senate."

"In reading the 12 pages of the treaty many types of arms are included in the list of weapons which backers of the treaty would like to severely restrict in the import and export trade. ... It is the inclusion of small arms and light weapons that has the attention of certain gun groups and many of us who have those types of armaments for hunting, sport shooting and self-defense." ...
 

OK: It’s about gun rights for everyone
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"Representative Sally Kern is just thinking of the children, especially the right for them to bear, well, things in the shape of arms. In a funny little piece of legislature proposed by her, it would make it illegal for teachers to punish children for having weapons on their minds and indulging in playtime activities such as drawing a gun, using fingers or hands in the shape of a gun or making gun noises." ...

"Apparently, Kern wants to bring some 'common sense' to the school administrations in Oklahoma. You see, little Timmy ... got in lots of trouble for eating a Pop-Tart so what was left of it resembled a gun and then waving it at a classmate like little thugs do. This bill ... aims to save other children from the same fate." ...
 

WV: Second Amendment Sports & Defense owner talks gun control
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"Morgantown’s Second Amendment Sports & Defense, LLC, is a no-frills shop that makes the best of its space. Polished handguns fill the glass cases, and an array of rifles hang on the peg walls, all neatly aligned in a row."

"As the sole owner of the store, Gregory Gutta Jr. is one of many passionate West Virginians fervently defending his right to bear arms."

"Sean Dill ... is a friend of Gutta’s and board of directors member for the West Virginia Citizen’s Defense League. Dill’s knowledge of the law is extensive, and he has assisted Gutta with certain logistics, such as the fine line that exists between denying someone a firearm based on a single DUI versus someone with a substance abuse problem." ...
 

OH: Right of 
self-protection (fourth letter)
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"Regarding the Jan. 22 letter 'Guns in the modern world,' yet another person displays misunderstanding of the purpose and importance of the Second Amendment."

"The Second Amendment was placed in the Bill of Rights because it is so essential to our ability to protect the rest of our rights and to protect ourselves against all governments, domestic and foreign."

"It guarantees our right of self- protection (for individuals and families). As long as governments and evil people exist, it will always be an essential, relevant right." ...
 

ND: Michelle Obama may support gun control? Good
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"A recent letter asserts that because Michelle Obama is a member of AARP, she is thus engaged in subverting the Constitution, because AARP supposedly endorses tighter controls on gun ownership ('Michelle Obama supports extensive anti-gun agenda,' Page A4, Jan. 25)."

"It is unfortunate that such conspiracy theories aren’t more constructive, such as one which holds that the Chinese invented gun powder anticipating that future enemies (Americans) would become so well-armed that schools would become unsafe and dysfunctional." ...
 

NY: Local Prosecutors: No Love For S.A.F.E. Act
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"While state officials have championed the success of the year-old New York Secure Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement Act (NY S.A.F.E. Act) of 2013, local prosecutors have said the measure has had little effect on local law enforcement."

"While some of the bill focused on safety upgrades for schools and keeping guns away from restricted people, many of the points in the 39-page law focused on registering certain semiautomatic weapons, cracking down on magazines capable of holding more than 10 rounds of ammunition and requiring all gun and ammunition buyers to submit to background checks for every purchase." ...
 

VA: Protecting the right to bear little sticks
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... "About a week ago ... gun-control activists showed up at the Virginia state Capitol. They were waving little American flags, like the good patriots they are."

"But those patriots were stopped by Capitol Police and barred from entering the building — until they got rid of the little sticks the flags were attached to. ..." ...

"OK. A little paranoid, but still: Safety first. Right?"

"Well, maybe, but wait! Even as the gun-control activists were forced to stop and tear their flags off the sticks, a herd of pro-gun activists were ushered into the Capitol — carrying assault rifles and handguns strapped to their sides."

"Just to be clear, let’s say it again: Little wooden sticks? Too dangerous. Stop right where you are! Assault rifles? Hey guys, come on in!" ...
 

Mexico: Mexico Realizes it Needs Armed Citizens, Legalizes Armed Vigilante Groups to Fight Cartels
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"So, it looks like Mexico has finally come full circle on their gun control stance. I’m guessing the history of gun control in Mexico went something like this:"

"Take guns from everyone except the military -> Members of elite military forces take those guns and form powerful drug cartels -> Cartels rule Mexico unopposed for years -> Citizens realize they need guns to fight the cartels -> Citizens begin arming themselves -> Reading the writing on the wall, the Mexican government makes these armed groups legal."

"According to Yahoo News, the Mexican government has basically made these vigilante groups, usually called self defense groups, legal in Mexico." ...
 

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